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Virtual Christmas Market – Latest News

The Horley Ladies’ Guild Virtual Christmas Market is well underway! Thank you to everyone who has already supported us and placed orders.

Melanie’s wreaths are now sold out, but Horley apple juice and locally produced chocolates from Belfair  and Gin from Pinnock Distillery are still available.   Lisa also has a great range of Forever Living products and you can still get Christmas cards from Agnes at Flamingo Paperie

And don’t forget to get your tickets for Tracey’s cake raffle and the Ladies Guild Christmas raffle!

For further details and to place orders, contact or call Helen on 738490.

Christmas Events with Katharine House Hospice


See below for details of various events that Katharine House Hospice are putting on for Christmas this year.


Our online Christmas shop is up and running with a selection of this year’s Christmas cards, knitted novelties and our eBay shop has lots of wonderful gifts for sale. Head to to find yours.

When you buy your advent calendar this year, did you know you could also support Katharine House? We have been lucky enough to be included in the Meaningful Chocolate Company’s Fairtrade advent calendar this year; when you purchase your advent calendar, a donation comes straight to the hospice. Why not get yours today at

This year we are putting together a series of festive events to bring the community together and spread some Christmas cheer this December! Prepare yourself for Christmas Jumpers, Festive Challenges, a Virtual Balloon Race, Christmas Concert and not forgetting the annual RCB Tractor Run! Join us as we celebrate making every moment matter this Christmas.

This year our Santa Fun Run is going to have to look slightly different due to the current social distancing guidelines, but we are working hard to ensure we can host a fun, festive, event for everyone to get involved with. Head to  to register your interest and keep up to date with this year’s event.


Horley’s Christmas Market will be virtual this year

Sadly we won’t be able to have Horley’s Christmas market in the Church this year, but a selection of the usual stalls will be available virtually instead.  More details to follow, but for starters, you can order Christmas cards and Advent calendars from one of our usual stall holders, Agnes from Flamingo Paperie, who will kindly donate 10% of all orders to Horley Ladies Guild in support of St Etheldreda’s Church.

Browse the online catalogue and then order from Agnes by visiting her website or sending her a message on her facebook page.

Mention ‘Ladies Guild’ in your order to make sure we receive our donation.  Please place your orders by 20 November and they will be delivered in early December.

Children’s Halloween Trail – Saturday 31st October


“On Saturday 31st October children who live in Horley (and their parents) are invited to take part in a Halloween Trail around the village. To ensure it is a covid- safe activity children will be following a map (see below), and keeping to groups of 6 or less, to find different spooky items (and of course sweets!) located around the village. All sweets will be individually wrapped and each station will have one treat per child. We won’t be knocking on any doors and unfortunately we can’t accept any treats put out in front of houses. We would love villagers to join in by putting out their carved pumpkins to light our path by 5pm on Saturday 31st. Maps and glow sticks for children will be available from underneath the village notice board.”

If you would like us to email you a copy of the map or if you have any other questions please contact Sarah at

Thanks and Happy Halloween!

Sarah Taylor and Ellie Freeman


Next Parish Council Zoom Meeting is on October 29th

A virtual meeting of the Horley Parish Council will be held on-line at: –

 7.30 pm on Thursday 29th October 2020.

The meeting is open to the public.  Anyone wishing to observe the meeting or address the Council on an item appearing on the agenda is requested to notify the Clerk of the Council two days in advance of the meeting, in order that on-line access to the meeting can be arranged.

For anyone wishing to see a copy of the agenda for the meeting, it is available on the village website (, or by contacting the Clerk of the Council, David Beck email or 0785 2998172

 David Beck

Clerk to Horley Parish Council


It’s Pete’s Birthday, let’s celebrate!

Many of you may know Pete Miers, our resident furniture maker.

Pete will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday, 24th October.

To mark this special occasion it has been suggested that we buy a young Oak Tree to plant in the village (unless anyone has another idea) as a reminder of all the work Pete has done for many of us over the years, and hopefully will continue to do.

If you would like to contribute towards a gift, please contact Sue Patching.

Virtual cake stall in aid of Breast Cancer Now – 24th-25th Oct

The Ladies Guild are holding another virtual cake stall next weekend (24th – 25th October) in aid of Breast Cancer Now.  A limited selection of home made cakes and jams will be available for delivery next weekend.  It’s first come first served so get your order in soon!

See the poster below for details of what’s available and how to order.

Donations to Breast Cancer Care can be made via our Just Giving Page